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Mysteries That Make You Laugh

By Shari Randall Many book clubs choose novels that deal with serious issues, grappling with strong emotions and the darkness of the human heart. After several books like this, though, sometimes you need a break. You need something lighter, something fun. That’s why I’ve asked these authors to tell us a bit about their humorous mysteries.…

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Newspaper Tales for the Book Club that Loved The Post

by Karen Kleckner Keefe Sometimes the juiciest bits of the news are the stories behind the story. These nonfiction titles are perfect for the book clubs who enjoyed the Oscar-nominated film The Post and want more stories where journalists take center stage. Personal History by Katherine Graham As seen in the new movie The Post,…

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Not the Usual Suspects

By Shari Randall Looking for a mystery that’s not the same old, same old? We’ve got you covered. Try one of these novels with some of the most compelling and unusual detectives in crime fiction. The Saints of the Lost and Found by T. M. Causey Avery Broussard is the most unusual of protagonists, a young…

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Rogue Book Group Choices, Part 4

By Susan Maguire And finally, here is part 4 of the list of rogue book group choices for when your book club feels like it’s stuck in a rut. These selections are from Booklist’s live event (sponsored by NoveList) with book group experts, and you can watch the full video of the event here. The…

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Rogue Book Group Choices, Part 3

By Susan Maguire Here is part 3 of the list of rogue book group choices for when your book club feels like it’s stuck in a rut. These selections are from Booklist’s live event (sponsored by NoveList) with book group experts, and you can watch the full video of the event here. If I Was…

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Rogue Book Group Choices, Part 2

By Susan Maguire Here is part 2 of the list of rogue book group choices for when your book club feels like it’s stuck in a rut. These selections are from Booklist’s live event (sponsored by NoveList) with book group experts, and you can watch the full video of the event here. Dragonfish by Vu…

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Rogue Book Group Choices, Part 1

By Susan Maguire Is your book group in a rut? Are folks sick of reading World War II-era historical fiction? Is your attendance dwindling? Maybe it’s time to go rogue. Booklist hosted a live event (sponsored by NoveList) where we gathered some book-group experts to talk about what makes a good selection, how to pick…

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Sleuths in the Stacks

By Shari Randall In honor of National Library Week, April 8-14, we celebrate books with a library connection—either set in libraries or with a librarian detective. Who better to solve a mystery than a librarian? Tech savvy, expert researchers with a broad knowledge base and the world’s information at their fingertips, these librarians follow deviously difficult…

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